Fred Michel

February 27, 2000

Post #1051 – 20000227

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I listened to your animated review of a childrens book on NPR’s Weekend Edition on 2/26. It was about two traveling bears, one who goes by train, the other by foot. There was a quote from Thoreau that summed up the moral of the book. Something about earning the 90 cents and taking the train, versus just walking it and not having to work for the money but enjoying the experience. I think it was called, “Henry’s (or Harry’s) Hike to Fitchfield” but I cannot locate it at my bookstore, or the NPR homepage, or I want to get it for my daughter. Could you please tell me the title and author’s name?


Fred Michel

Wooster, Ohio (home of the continuous reading of Homer’s Odyssey)

Daniel replies:

It's HENRY HIKES TO FITCHBURG, by D.B.Johnson, published by Houghton Mifflin. If you go over to, (where it's discounted to something like $10.60!), you can see the cover. There's even better art inside. It's one nice book!

-- PS Continuous, like 365 days a year, 24 hours a day?